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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2010
  • pp: 232–234

Efficient second-harmonic generation using a semiconductor tapered amplifier in a coupled ring-resonator geometry

Danilo Skoczowsky, Andreas Jechow, Ralf Menzel, Katrin Paschke, and Götz Erbert  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 2, pp. 232-234 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000232


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Abstract

A new approach for efficient second-harmonic generation using diode lasers is presented. The experimental setup is based on a tapered amplifier operated in a ring resonator that is coupled to a miniaturized enhancement ring resonator containing a periodically poled lithium niobate crystal. Frequency locking of the diode laser emission to the resonance frequency of the enhancement cavity is realized purely optically, resulting in stable, single-frequency operation. Blue light at 488 nm with an output power of 310 mW is generated with an optical-to-optical conversion efficiency of 18%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(140.3325) Lasers and laser optics : Laser coupling
(140.3515) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency doubled

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 2, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 3, 2009
Published: January 15, 2010

Citation
Danilo Skoczowsky, Andreas Jechow, Ralf Menzel, Katrin Paschke, and Götz Erbert, "Efficient second-harmonic generation using a semiconductor tapered amplifier in a coupled ring-resonator geometry," Opt. Lett. 35, 232-234 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-2-232


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